Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has seen his draft stock tumble, and he says he isn't worried about potentially not leaving the "green room" during Thursday night's first round.
"I'm ready for anything," Bridgewater told the New York Post on Wednesday.
Bridgewater is one of 30 prospects who has been invited to attend the draft festivities, and there have been numerous media reports that he will slide out of the first round, which could lead to a long, embarrassing wait to hear his name called.
But the wait might not be as long as some expect. Wednesday morning, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Cleveland's revamped front office likes Bridgewater and, indeed, the Browns might be looking to trade up from No. 26 (their second first-round pick) to make sure they can get him.
Bridgewater is the No. 1 quarterback and No. 11 overall player on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's list of the top 50 prospects, and he is the No. 2 quarterback and No. 18 player on senior analyst Gil Brandt's top 100 list. But Jeremiah doesn't have Bridgewater going in the first round; neither do analysts Charles Davis and Charley Casserly. Draft analyst Bucky Brooks does have Bridgewater in the first round -- to Cleveland at No. 26.
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